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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Mother knows best…

Mother knows best…

Remember when you were a kid and your mother made you go to bed even though you wanted to stay up all night? You said, “But Mom, I’m not tired!” What she was trying to do was help you establish good sleep hygiene.

The National Sleep Foundation describes sleep hygiene as “ a variety of different practices necessary to have normal, quality night-time sleep and full daytime alertness.”

If you are experiencing trouble falling asleep, sleep disturbances […]

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Sleep Apnea and GERD

Sleep Apnea and GERD

Medical researchers have long suspected that there is a correlation between sleep apnea and gastroesophageal reflux disease, which is better known by its street name… GERD. Heartburn is the primary and most recognizable symptom of GERD and is felt as a burning sensation that radiates up from the stomach to the chest and throat. This sensation is most likely to be felt after a heavy meal, bending over, lifting and lying down, particularly on your […]

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Can Losing Weight Help Sleep Apnea?

Can Losing Weight Help Sleep Apnea?

As summer is fast approaching many folks begin to think about losing weight in order to look better on the beach . Well, losing weight can not only help suffers of obstructive sleep apnea look better it may even help them improve their condition.

Henri P.I. Tupmilehto , M.D., PhD., of the department of Otorhinolaryngology (this is a branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, throat, and head and neck […]

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Sleep Apnea Caused Bus Crash

Sleep Apnea Caused Bus Crash

As you may have read in my previous comments dated April 19th, I mentioned a study that was conducted with commercial truck drivers that showed how a vast majority them meet criteria for having sleep apnea.

On May 21st 2009, the National Transportation Safety Board held a hearing where they released the findings of a January 08, 2008 bus crash that occurred on a remote rural highway in Utah. The crash killed 9 passengers and injured […]

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